Fort Missoula Historical Museum728-3476, fortmissoulamuseum.org: In the main gallery: “The Road to Today: 150 Years of Missoula’s History”, in the Heath Gallery: “Looking Like the Enemy: The Internment of the Issei at Fort Missoula”, in the north gallery: “Undressing History”, In the orientation gallery: “A symphonic tradition of the holidays”. Hours: Main museum open Tuesday to Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
St. Mary’s Historic Mission and Museum, Stevensville, 777-5734: guided tours of historic buildings; the featured exhibit is an antique toy exhibit. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. with last visit at 2 p.m.
Hockaday Museum of Art, 302 Second Ave E., Kalispell, 406-755-5268, hockadaymuseum.com: Until December 23: James Weikert: “Story of a Place”, with new works from his residency Artist Wilderness Connection. Also on view are “Timeless Legacy 2022: Glacier Artists, Past and Present,” “Crown of the Continent: Selections from the Permanent Collection,” and “Glacier National Park Mural Restoration Project.”
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America’s Miracle Museum, 36094 Memory Alley, 406-883-6804, miracleofamericamuseum.org: Featuring thousands of artifacts in dozens of buildings as well as exhibits of WWII memorabilia including over 50 official photos taken by the US Department of the Navy depicting damage to the fleet. The exhibit also contains many other personal items such as letters postmarked from the USS Arizona mailed to family members in Polson before the ship was sunk on that fateful day. Visitors can also see a telegram confirming the Dec. 7 death of a Polson High School graduate, as well as magazines, newspapers, and posters that tell the story of a world at war. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St., 406-728-0447, missoulaartmuseum.org: New Nov. 4: “Pervasive: Photographs from the Permanent Collection” works by Stan Healy, Chris Autio, Jill Brody, David Spear, Holly Andres, Lee Friedlander and others. Opening from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Until December 17: Marilyn Lysohir: “The Dark Side of Dazzle”, large-scale ceramic installation. Until December 31, sculptures by Raven Halfmoon, entitled “New monuments”. On view until February 18: “Imagining the Sacred: Birdie Hall, Talia Roberts, Daphne Sweet and April Werle.
Montana Museum of Art and Culture, Meloy and Paxson Galleries, PAR/TV Center, University of Montana, 243-2019, umt.edu/montanamuseum: On display until January 9: “Focus on the Figure: The Pattee Canyon Ladies Salon, 1989-2022.” Featuring works by Montana’s oldest active group of women artists.
A. Banks Gallery, 131 E. Main St., 406-728-9348, abanksgallery.com: Threesome show: Cindy Baron, Shanna Kunz and Elizabeth Robbins
Go on ! Missoula120 N. Higgins Driveway with Merc Hotel, 546-6141, 120nhiggins.com: Autumn showcase: “The Ache for Home” on display. Jhonattan Arango, Britta Anderson, Sam Weisenberger and Yuke Li will brighten up the aisle during the winter months.
Artist Shop, 127 N. Higgins Ave, 406 543-6393, missoulaartistsshop.com: On display from November 4: “Leaf Fall” by Angie Evenden. Textile wall art featuring botanical prints of leaves and flowers on fabric and mixed media textile collages.
The Clay Studio in Missoula, 11065 Hawthorne St., 543-0509, theclaystudioofmissoula.org: On display until November 19: “Object/Self”, works by graduate students of the University of Montana ceramics program, Annaliese Cole-Weiss, Patricia Countryman, Abbi Fitzekam, Morgan Hodge, Mary Krockmalny and Morasha Winokur. Opening to celebrate the artists on Friday November 4 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Dana Gallery246 N. Higgins Ave, 721-3154, danagallery.com: “Watermedia 2022”, 40th annual juried exhibition of the Montana Watercolor Society. Features a diverse selection of juried works celebrating the art of watercolor painting by artists from Montana and beyond. The gallery will also present new works by artists Dudley Dana, Christine Joy, Caleb Meyer and Jeff Walker. Join us for an opening reception on November 4 from 5-8 p.m.
State of mind, 1706 Brooks St., 406-549-8589, frameofmindmt.com: Portrait and figurative painter Jennifer Baylis will be exhibiting her art throughout the month. There are over 30 paintings in the exhibit, including eight by local Missoulians. Opening on Nov. 11 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Murphy-Jubb Fine Arts, 210 N. Higgins Ave, 406 728-7050, kendahljanjubb.com: Murphy-Jubb Fine Art will have Kendahl Jan Jubb’s 2023 calendar available, as well as new watercolors by her and Mr. Scott Miller. Wood-fired ceramics by Richard Smith will be on display as well as oil and pastel paintings by Arthur Herring. Music by the Pescaderos and refreshments at the opening reception on November 4.
Radius Gallery120 N. Higgins Ave, 541-7070, radiusgallery.com: From Nov. 4 to Dec. 4 30: The ninth annual Holiday Fair with over 170 artists contributing an array of affordable artwork. Join us for an opening reception on Friday, November 4 from 4-8 p.m.
Relic, relicgallery.com: Displaying antiques, fine arts and curious objects. Open online only during renovations to its new space at 124 N. Higgins Ave.
Wildfire Ceramic Studio, 2502 Murphy Street, wildfireceramicstudio.com: WCS will host its second annual 406 Cup Show. Discover handmade mugs by artists across the country. The show will be on view until December 2.
Zootown Community Arts Center, 216 W. Main St.: In the main gallery: In the main gallery: “Something Trashy (Reuse, Recycle, Reclaim, Reduce, Reimagine)” with works by Heather Law, Kyle Ward, Maggy Rozycki Hiltner, Michael George Hansen, Patricia Thornton, Nicole Peters, Rebecca Ween and Tiffany Carpenter. In the Youth Gallery: “Something Trashy Summer Camp”, 2D and 3D student creations that raise awareness of the overconsumption of materials that negatively affects parks, lakes and rivers. In the Blackfoot Communications Gallery: “Saw Blade” by Nancy Rishoff. Opening of each exhibition in their respective galleries from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on November 4.
The art on display
Pizza Bridge, 600 S. Higgins Ave., 406-542-0002: The dining room is open for social distancing service. On display: Jay Rummel’s trilogy of prints, “Lady from Missoula County”, “Road to the Buffalo” and “When First Unto Came to this Country”. Original Monte Dolack movie poster circa 1973.
Cranky Sam Public House, 233 Main Street West, crankysam.com: Photographer Collin Tefft will exhibit his nature photographs throughout the month of November.
Smithblack Furniture, 2025 S. Higgins Ave. : New Abstract Landscape Works on Paper by Madeline Mikolon. To see all month. Opening Nov. 4, 5-8 p.m.
Western Cider, 501 North California St., 406-360-7566: “Even the Sun Goes West,” an art exhibit by Courtney Blazon and ladypyjamas. A collection of Western designs to see all month. Reception Nov. 4, 5-8 p.m.
Tandem Bakery, 1221 Helen Ave., 406-540-4112: Selections from the Laura Blue Art Oil Landscape Collection.
Pure West Christie’s, 101 Railroad St. W., 406-541-4000: Featured works by Jennifer Williams, Shelby Shively and Jeremy Teeter. 5pm-8pm